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Assumptions Underlying Australian Education

reviewed by J. J. Pratt - 1956

coverTitle: Assumptions Underlying Australian Education
Author(s): R. Freeman Butts
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Visitors who look at Australian education and subsequently publish books or articles about it fall into a number of groups. There are some who come to Australia, see a little of what is being done, and are conquered. They write uncritically, with enthusiasm, and at length on something which seems to them to be novel or interesting. A second group write on Australian education as a whole but, by attempting an impossible task, reveal a lack of appreciation of the over-all scene which renders suspect conclusions which may, in the main, be thoroughly sound. Another group, generally expert in a particular field, tend to make forthright utterances which may well lack perspective or appropriateness for local Australian conditions. It would be lukewarm praise to say that Assumptions Underlying Australian Education does not fall into one of these categories. To leave assessment of the worth of this work at that would be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 7, 1956, p. 504-504
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4652, Date Accessed: 9/21/2020 2:34:26 PM

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